And now another message from our good friend Deadpool

:

May 22, 2013 – EVERY DAY on social media I hear it. People stop me on the street just to ask it. “Show me the DEADPOOL videogame marketing!” they demand. “Buzzword the crap outta me!” They want info on retail drivers. They’re all about how I’m incentivizing early adoption.  And they freakin’ demand insight on how I’m monetizing my user base.

Well, OKAY. I hear you! Allow me to rest and purchase groceries uninterrupted once more as I establish a new paradigm by unveiling these tantalizing pre-order bonuses for DEADPOOL from the following participating retailers:

Best Buy

·         A $5 voucher for ANY Marvel comic book. You could get one from the time I was in the Uncanny X-Force, or one from Daniel Way’s sizzling Deadpool run… And well, yes, I suppose you COULD buy a Marvel comic that DIDN’T star yours truly, but why do that to yourself? – U.S. only (while supplies last).

·         An exclusive Deadpool poster for everyone who pre-orders the game from my home country (while supplies last). Vive posters! Vive Quebec! – Canada Only

Steam & GameStop PC Download

·         The Merc with a Map Pack DLC! Featuring two new levels – GRT Plaza and Inside the Tower – for Deadpool Challenge Mode and Infinite Mode, as well as two new costumes, the D-Pooly and Uncanny X-Force suits (only available in Infinite Mode). You like maps, don't you?

·         Your very own Deadpool digital wallpaper! Look, if you want to be the only one of your friends without a Deadpool digital wallpaper, that's fine. I don't know, I think high school's hard enough already, but it's your choice – you gotta be you.

Alright...that's all the news for today. Deadpool's gonna go pay a stranger now to pre-order HIS bonus if you know wh—ahh forget it.

DEADPOOL is expected to release in  North America on June 25, 2013 for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and PC via Steam. It is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.deadpoolgame.com, or follow along at www.facebook.com/RealDeadpool or on Twitter @RealDeadpool.

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